We have “smart” homes, so why not smart yachts? A new project at Baltic Yachts will have some of the very same features that these homes do. The Baltic 117 Custom Classic may look like a traditional design in some respects, but she is forward-thinking in her energy consumption. The superyacht sloop has taken shape
PHOTOS: Carlo Baroncini “We set out to build an elegant, muscular sailboat, and the shipyard and the design team delivered a yacht that is both of those things and more.” That’s from the owners of Aquarius, a cruising ketch accommodating family voyages. Simultaneously, this 184-foot (56.18-meter) Royal Huisman sailing superyacht is pursuing occasional racing. While
Tomorrow marks the start of the annual Monaco Yacht Show. While approximately 40 percent of the more than 100 megayachts on display are global premieres, several notable brokerage builds are in the water, too. Arguably one of the most famous, and sure to attract strong attention, is the J-Class Rainbow. She’s the only J-Class sailing
It takes a lot of work to maintain a yacht of any age. When a yacht is more than 100 years old, it takes far more work. Furthermore, it takes a special owner to devote the time, attention, and of course money to preserve a piece of the past. The owner of Vagrant is one
As impressive as a 187-foot (57-meter) sailing superyacht is today, imagine the sight back in 1960. De Vries Lentsch launched the three-masted Fleurtje that year, and she’s been sailing ever since. Translated from Dutch to mean “small flower,” Fleurtje (pronounced “flur-tee”) carried the name Carita during construction (see video below) and her early cruising days.
Since shipyards construct metal hulls upside down, they need to flip right side up when ready for machinery and superstructure installations. The trick is, flipping is an hours-long affair. The bigger the yacht, the longer it takes, too. So, you shouldn’t be too surprised in seeing daytime turn to night in the video below. It’s